Transmit Data Glossary



Add Attribute
This feature is used to add XML attributes to the Transmit Schema

Add Field
This feature is used to add XML elements to the Transmit Schema

Append Timestamp
Applies the time that the document was created to the output file name, seperated by a hyphen at the end

Auto Mapping
This is an automated feature upon feed creation where Transmit will attempt to map any schema fields that share the same field type properties


Conversion Rules
Rules that can be set up to alter/make adjustments to input data (data contained within elements and attributes) to satisfy output requirements


Delivery method
The destination where Transmit will store or deliver a transformed output file


Feeds are a collection of rules that tell Transmit how to accept input files, what schemas to use, and what rules to use when generating a new output file

Field Mapping
The process where input schema fields are mapped to corresponding output schema fields. When a file is processed, all of the input fields will be converted to the output fields they have been mapped to

Ignore Unchanged
When checked, listings will only be exported if they are new, or have been changed since last exported, regardless of an updated time stamp.

Image Hosting
The method by which output images are stored, the Transmit server or via Amazon S3

Input Feed
An input feed refers to the process by which a customer sends data to be transformed by Transmit for a recipiant

Input Filter
A filter that can be applied to ignore listings when a parameter is not met

Input Method
The method by which the Transmit application receives or retrieves a file that is to be transformed, uploaded to our FTP, retrieved from your FTP etc.



Listing Collection
The listing collection refers to all fields that occur before the ‘listing field’ and is used by Transmit to separate the parent field from the listing itself

Listing Field
The listing field is the main element that encapsulates a single listing, Transmit will use this field to identify the start and end point of a listing. In some cases, a user may have multiple listing fields as they use multiple elements to open an close each listing.


Mapped Field
An input schema field that has been mapped to a corresponding output schema field

Multiple Listing Fields
The term multiple field listings is used when there are several listing fields that can be used to encapsulate a listing. A common example of multiple fields is ‘Sale, Rental’ or ‘Residential, Commercial, Industrial’


Output Feed
An output feed refers to the process by which a customer receives data that has been transformed by Transmit from a sender

Output Filename
The name that will be applied to all output files written by Transmit for the selected feed

Output Method
The destination where the Transmit application will store or deliver a transformed file, to your FTP server, HTTP server or stored on Transmit


Parent Field
A parent field is a field used to determine the field that another field is nested within

Processed Listings
Listings that are classed as processed are those listings converted, transformed or transmitted by Transmit. Processed listings are always on the output side of Transmit


Repeating Element
A repeating element is an element that occurs more than once within a listing


Schema Field
Each unqiue element and attribute found within a Transmit Schema is referred to as a schema field

Schema Library
A collection of predefined schemas that are available for use by all Transmit users – These schemas cannot be modified in any way



Type Definition
A Transmit type definition is used to categorise each field within a schema. By default, Transmit will map any fields that share an identical type definition when you create a feed. In addition, different type definitions have unique rules. For example, “price (numeric)” will have numeric rules available while “address” will have text rules available. If you are unsure which type definition to use, we recommend selecting the default “text”. The only type definition that must be allocated in order to publish your schema is “unique identifier”.

Transmit Input
Transmit Input refers to the schema that will tell Transmit what data to read when an input file has been retrieved/received

Transmit Output
Transmit Output refers to the schema that will describe the structure of the file you want Transmit to write

Transmit Schema
A Transmit schema is used to describe the structure of the file you want Transmit to read or write


Unique ID(Identifier)
The type definition that is used to identify a listing or record through the use of a numeric or alphanumeric string is known as the UniqueID. This field is commonly named ‘PropertyID’ or ‘ListingID’. You cannot publish a schema if the UniqueID field type has not been applied to a field. Additionally, if the UniqueID input and output schema fields have not been mapped within a feed, the Transmit parser will not be able locate any listings within files that are received

Unique Listing
A new or amended listing that has been processed by Transmit. Duplicate listings that have not been changed are not included in your unique listings count

Unmapped Field
A schema field that has not been mapped and will be ignored by the Transmit parser


Validation Rules
Rules that can be used to ensure that the output data is correct and well formed



XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
XML is a markup language that is used to structure, describe and store information. XML can also be used as a way to transport data
between computer systems.

XML Attribute
XML attributes are used to specify additonal information about an element

XML Element
XML elements are used to classify data in an XML document so that data becomes self explanatory. An element can contain text, attributes, other elements or they may be empty.

XML Parent
A term that is used to describe the relationship between elements in XML. Please refer to the XML tree structure for more insight into XML tree relationships…

XML Root Element
XML documents must contain one root element that is the parent of all other elements

An XML tag, either an opening or closing , is used to mark the start or end of an element. Within tags you will find labels which are used to give meaning to the data.